Sterilization and Disinfection.
Paragraph 2-1 through 2-22.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
Identify the difference between sterilization and
disinfection, to include guidelines for classifying
Identify various modes of heat sterilization and
the use of each mode.
Identify how an autoclave works, to include
guidelines for cleaning the steam sterilizer.
Identify guidelines for cleaning and inspecting
instruments prior to sterilization.
Identify packaging materials and the expected
shelf life of sterilized packages.
Identify bacteriological spore testing and how to
Identify procedures for preparing, loading, and
operating the steam sterilizer.
Identify procedures for storing and handling
Identify procedures for disposal of regulated
2-10. Identify chemical agents recommended and not
recommended for disinfection.
2-11. Identify disinfection procedures for fixed and
After completing the assignment, complete the
exercises at the end of this lesson. These exercises
will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.